The first batch of 2019 Ram 1500 pickups are on their way to dealerships now, and the brand announced on Tuesday the new truck will start at $33,340, which includes a pricey $1,645 destination fee (which has increased by $250).
Pricing shows the Quad Cab truck's base price has increased from $30,895 to $31,695 before destination. Some models will cost a few hundred dollars more, but Ram has actually decreased prices on some popular trims and content packages.
The base price nets buyers a Ram 1500 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain. Adding the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine will cost an extra $1,195, while the Hemi mild-hybrid powertrain will run $1,995.
At the top of the lineup, the tech-laden Limited Crew Cab 4x4 V-8, with its massive 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen, will start at $59,035, an increase of $595.
Some popular models will decrease in price because everyone loves price drops. The 1500 Bighorn 4x2 Quad Cab will start at $37,340 including destination, a drop of about $2,000 depending on powertrain and bed length. The Ram Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab will set buyers back $46,340, $1,300 less than its predecessor.
2019 Ram 1500
2019 Ram 1500
Ram did not provide pricing for regular cab models.
The brand revealed the next-generation pickup at the 2018 Detroit auto show where it ushered in a handful of big changes. The 2019 Ram foregoes the truck's longstanding crosshair front grille and engineers shaved 225 pounds from the pickup overall. Standard 48-volt mild-hybrid systems also push Ram's rig into new territory.
We have a feeling Ram will have more news to share on the performance pickup front, though. In January, Ram may have dropped a clue suggesting a Hellcat-powered 1500 pickup is in the brand's future. Sources told Motor Authority such a truck has a lot of support inside the walls of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles.